At the age of 19, Bob Reccord surrendered his life to Jesus Christ, compelled to make a difference in the lives of others because of the difference Christ had made in Him. Believing that Christ had called him both to a personal relationship with Him, and an exciting personal mission alongside Him, Bob has served Christ in several different venues.
In 2008, Bob founded Total Life Impact Ministries, Inc. and serves as Founder/Chairman, while his wife, Cheryl, leads as President. Whether through Men’s Conferences, Marriage Conferences, Wild Game Dinners, worship services, or workplace ministries, Bob challenges people from all around the world to Live a Life that Matters. Believing that every life is made to count, Bob has also spoken for pregnancy resource centers across the nation who daily fight to protect LIFE , resulting in gifts exceeding seven figures cumulatively.
Bob was the President/CEO of Hope for the Heart Ministries based in Plano, Texas. Hope for the Heart develops resources to equip people to Biblically deal with the life issues which so regularly trip up individuals, marriages, families, relationships and organizations. These resources were used in both in the USA and in 30 languages and 68 countries. Hope for the Heart serves individuals, families, churches and Christian ministries.
Prior to that Bob was the Executive Director for the Council for National (CNP), in Washington, D.C. This highly respected entity’s mission is to restore and sustain America's freedoms by providing a forum for conservative leaders nationally to deepen their understanding of the great spiritual, economic, constitutional, and national security issues confronting the nation. In short, CNP seeks to advance the “First Principles” of this nation’s Founding Fathers calling our nation back to its Constitutional foundations.
In 2006, Bob brought the evangelistic challenge for every Promise Keepers in every one of the 19 arena-based major gatherings across the entire nation. In 2013, he was honored to be the keynote speaker for the NRA National Prayer Breakfast at the Houston NRA convention.
Bob’s previous roles include nine years as the founding president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) North American Mission Board, overseeing 5000+ missionaries, one of the top three disaster relief entities in the country and a radio/TV network. During those years and working with state convention partners, the FEMA-trained volunteers grew from 13,000 to over 52,000 and donations rose from $2 million to over $24 million. Additionally, 14,350 churches were started in the United States, its territories and Canada. During several of those years, Bob hosted a national radio show called Strength for Living.
His other ministry roles have been as Senior Pastor at both First Baptist Church of Norfolk, Virginia and Bell Shoals Baptist Church in Brandon, Florida. He also served as a co-pastor at Carmel Baptist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Bob also served as a business executive working with automotive, computer and aeronautic industries. During that time he served bi-vocationally helping churches grow and speaking on “how to take your faith to work.”
Dr. Reccord has authored nine books which include Beneath the Surface, Forged by Fire, Made to Count and his latest A Heart For Adventure (available in E-Book). Bob is an avid hunter, outdoorsman, and is one of Christian Sportsman’s Fellowship’s Master Sportsmen writing regularly for their Christian Sportsman’s Magazine. Whether as a pastor, businessman, husband or father, Bob has dedicated his life to helping people discover their calling and to effectively develop and exercise their passion for God and His mission to change the world.